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Coconut Shell Bowl and Two Cups, late 19th/first quarter 20th century, footed bowl with silver-plate rim and incised carving, ht. 3 5/8

Auction:
2869T
Lot:
1057
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2869T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Coconut Shell Bowl and Two Cups, late 19th/first quarter 20th century, footed bowl with silver-plate rim and incised carving, ht. 3 5/8; drinking cup with silver-plate rim and crest bearing the figure of a mother and child with laurel and inscription "BI' SE MAC AN T' SLAURIE," monogram (indistinct) below, ht. 5 5/8; tapered cup with shield-shaped crest bearing marks for Glasgow and "J J S," ht. 3 3/8 in.

N.B. "Bi' se mac an t'slaurie" is translated to "Be thou the son of the crook," for the Clan McLaurin, McLaurance or McLaren (Dreghorn, Scotland), in James Fairbairn's Fairbairn's Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

James Fairbairn, Household silver, Silver, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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